Annesley H. DeGaris


Annesley H. DeGaris T: (205) 271-7104
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Legal Secretary: Judy Sisson
T: (205) 271-7132

 

 

 

Practice Areas

Bar Admission

  • Alabama State Bar

Court Admissions

  • The Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second, Fourth, Fifth, and Eleventh Circuits
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida
  • The Supreme Court of Alabama

Appointments

  • Appointed, State Liaison Committee In Re: Blue Cross Blue Shield Antitrust Litigation, MDL 2406
  • Plaintiffs' Steering Committee, In Re: Fosamax Products Liability Litigation, MDL 1789 (Co-Chair Science Committee, Member Administrative Committee)
  • Plaintiffs' Steering Committee, In Re: Aredia and Zometa Products Liability Litigation, MDL 1760
  • Science Committee, In Re: Hydroxycut Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation, MDL 2087
  • Plaintiffs' Steering Committee, In Re: DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., ASR Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2197 (Science Committee)
  • State Liaison Committee, In Re: Blue Cross Blue Shield Antitrust Litigation, MDL2406
  • Plaintiffs’ Lead Counsel Committee, In Re: Stryker Rejuvenate and ABGII Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2441

Honors, Awards and Accomplishments

  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers in America 2013, Mass Tort Litigation/ Class Actions and Personal Injury Litigation
  • Best Lawyers in America 2013, Lawyer of the Year, Birmingham, AL—Mass Tort Litigation/Class Action, Plaintiffs
  • "Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Alabama"—American Trial Lawyers Association 2008-2012
  • Super Lawyers Alabama—2008-2013
  • Super Lawyers Alabama—Top 50 Attorneys
  • American Trial Lawyers Association—Top 100
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum—Life Member
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum—Life Member
  • American Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers Association—National Advisory Board 2011-Present
  • Cumberland Club, Cumberland School of Law, Samford University—President 2007-2012
  • Top 100 Birmingham Attorneys—Birmingham Magazine 2009-2013
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Who's Who in America 2000
  • International Who's Who of Professionals
  • Professor, Constitutional Law, Birmingham School of Law, 1993-Present
  • Adjunct Professor, Research, Writing, and Appellate Advocacy, Emory University School of Law, 1992-1993
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit, Staff Attorney, 1991-1993
  • Hon. E.B. Haltom, Jr., United States District Judge, Northern District of Alabama, Law Clerk, 1988-1989
  • Curia Honoris
  • Rotary Foundation Scholarship for International Understanding, 1990

Professional Affiliations and Memberships

  • Alabama State Bar, Member
  • Alabama Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association
  • Birmingham Bar Association, Member
  • Alabama Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America, National Advisory Board
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association
  • Alabama Association for Justice Board of Governors 2010, Executive Committee 2001-2010, Journal Editorial Committee

Education

  • Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, magna cum laude, J.D.
  • University of Melbourne Law School, Melbourne, Australia
  • Samford University, magna cum laude, B.A.

Publications

  • “Stryker Strikes Out:  Another Hip Device Recall” Alabama Association for Justice Journal (2013)
  • "The DePuy Debacle" Alabama Association for Justice Journal (2012)
  • "What Must be Done to Save our State's Appellate Judicial System" Alabama Association for Justice Journal (2010)
  • "Crocodiles in the Bathtub, Gorillas at the Dinner Table: How Money and Politics are Destroying State Court Appellate Justice Across America" The Trial Lawyer (Spring, 2011)
  • "Crocodiles in the Bathtub, Gorillas at the Dinner Table: How Money and Politics are Destroying Civil Justice in Alabama and What Must be Done to Save our State's Appellate Judicial System" Alabama Association for Justice Journal (2010)
  • "The Yamaha Rhino: A ''Primer'' on the Emerging Rollover Litigation" Alabama Association for Justice Journal (2009)
  • "Childhood Lead Poisoning: The Danger Still Exists" 27 The Journal of the Alabama Trial Lawyers Association 65 (2007)
  • "Sharks in the Water: The Problem of Car Title Loans" 26 The Journal of the Alabama Trial Lawyers Association 58 (2007)
  • "Montreal Convention: Justice for Victims of International Air Disasters" 20 The Journal of the Alabama Trial Lawyers Association 58 (2000)
  • "The Role of Eleventh Circuit District Court Judges in the Settlement of Disputes" 176 F.R.D. 601 (1998)
  • "The Role of Federal Court Judges in the Settlement of Disputes" 13 University of Tasmania Law Review 217 (1994)
  • "The Summary Jury Trial: Judicial Alternative Dispute Resolution" 2 Australian Dispute Resolution Journal 51 (1991)
  • "Note, The Constitutionality of Medical Malpractice Damage Litigation Statuses" 17 Cumberland Law Review 569 (1987)

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